Archive | January, 2012

All aboard for Sheffield high speed station campaign

Today Sheffield’s Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign for a new high speed rail station at the old Sheffield Victoria Station site. The move is being backed by local businesses in the City Centre location. The Government has confirmed Sheffield will benefit from high speed rail. It’s understood that the location for the new station […]

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Shaffaq Mohammed writes: Labour councillors should listen and reverse decision

Shaffaq Mohammed writes: Labour councillors should listen and reverse decision

This isn’t the first time the issue of fortnightly bin collections has been on the local political agenda. I remember just before polling day in May 2008, the year Lib Dems took control of the Council from Labour, I was accosted by an angry local resident. They were frantically waving a leaflet at me, asking why […]

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Hidden cost of cutting bin collections revealed

Hidden cost of cutting bin collections revealed

Liberal Democrats on Sheffield City Council have revealed that local taxpayers could face previously hidden costs of more than £1,000,000 if Labour councillors go ahead with their plan to cut black bin collections to fortnightly. The Council’s waste contractor Veolia is entitled to ‘cost of change’ payments as a result of changes in policy. This […]

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Victory near for Woodhouse Mill – yet Labour road threat remains

Victory is within grasp for a local campaign to protect Woodhouse Mill Playing Fields from a plan to build a road through it. The Fields are set to be protected by gaining trust status, a move that was initiated by local Liberal Democrats. When Lib Dems ran Sheffield City Council they started the process to […]

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Lib Dems delay Labour’s controversial ‘spy car’ plan

Local Liberal Democrat councillors have today revealed they will delay Labour controlled Sheffield City Council’s plan to use cameras fitted on roving vehicles to issue parking tickets. The move comes after Labour councillors came under criticism from local people during a Cabinet Highways Committee meeting in the Town Hall. Despite criticism Labour councillors agreed the […]

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